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  • CIOs become teachers, shape new IT talent

    With enrollment in computer science programs down, CIOs must work with universities to make sure graduating students have the skills they need. 

  • Report: Techies anxious about lack of business skills

    This month's Dice Report shows that IT professionals worry they lack the business skills to get ahead. According to some experts, the anxiety is not misplaced. 

  • IT jobs: Tapping teens to fill the gap

    In an effort to help with a looming IT labor shortage, some local SIM chapters are drumming up interest among teens to consider careers in IT. The program includes a summer camp and a few bright, shiny objects. 

  • Dow in China: IT builds pathway to Asian workforce

    Dow is training an elite workforce in China that it fully expects to rise to the uppermost ranks of the company. The starting point is an IT center in Shanghai. But does it make sense? One analyst, at least, is skeptical. 

  • Three steps to maximizing your IT staff resources

    CIOs are still expected to do more with smaller staffs. In his latest column, James Champy offers three principles for successfully utilizing your IT staff to its fullest potential. 

  • CIOs scramble for project managers

    The pressure to deliver projects on time and on budget puts project management skills atop the list of hiring priorities for many CIOs. But good project managers are hard to find. 

  • Winning the IT labor battle in the 'age of the worker'

    The retirement of the baby boomers and a decline in computer science majors means CIOs must find creative ways to attract and keep a high-quality staff. 

  • Short CIO tenures paralyze IT

    Companies with unstable CIO positions are short-sheeting not only IT, but their business objectives as well. Want long-term success? Keep your CIO. 

  • People skills outrank tech skills, researcher says

    At Gartner's Business Process Management Summit, research VP Diane Morello said tech skills will always be needed, but they'll take a back seat to relationship management. 

  • IT job rotation rare, but critical for business alignment

    Giving up good employees to other business units within an organization has likely soured more than a few managers, but experts say CIOs concerned about staffing should seriously consider formal IT job rotation programs.